April 27, 2017
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Where do biostimulants fit into the landscape?

There are many types of crop inputs, including fertilizers and plant protection products such as pesticides. Biostimulants are complementary to these products, with their own role in agriculture. Biostimulants support the plant’s general health and vigor.

June 7, 2016
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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EBIC commends new COM initiative on ‘Innovation Deals’: a positive step towards removing red tape for innovators in Europe

EBIC lauds the Commission’s recent initiative on ‘Innovation Deals for a Circular Economy’ – a new concept aimed at removing red tape for innovation in the EU.

June 3, 2016
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Perspectives on innovation for the bioeconomy — Interview with Benoît Planques, ECOFI

Interview with Benoît Planques, ECOFI Representative to FWG (DG GROW), gave his thoughts on the current institutional hurdles preventing many bio-based products from entering the market and what needs to change to overcome them.

This video was recorded during the EP Intergroup …

June 3, 2016
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Perspectives on innovation for the bioeconomy — Interview with Paul Mullins, VP of EBIC

Interview with Paul Mullins, Vice President of EBIC and Managing Director at Brandon Bioscience, gave his input on the current institutional barriers preventing many bio-based products from entering the market and what needs to change to overcome them.

June 1, 2016
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Perspectives on innovation for the bioeconomy — Interview with MEP Jan Huitema

In this interview with Dutch MEP Jan Huitema, who is passionately pro-innovation, he shares his thoughts on why the circular economy is so important for agriculture and what is preventing many new bio-based innovations from contributing to sustainable agriculture.

June 1, 2016
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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Perspectives on innovation for the bioeconomy — Interview with Joanna Inglis from EuropaBio

Interview with Joanna Inglis, Industrial Biotechnology Director at EuropaBio - the European association representing the interests of the biotechnology industry, gave her insights on the current institutional hurdles preventing many bio-based products from entering the market and what needs to change to overcome them.

June 1, 2016
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
Comments Off on Biostimulants take centre stage in EU push for green fertilisers – Article in “EurActiv” – 30 May

Biostimulants take centre stage in EU push for green fertilisers – Article in “EurActiv” – 30 May

Media coverage of the long anticipated EBIC-sponsored event in the European Parliament on 26 May, entitled “New Tools for Farming in the Circular Economy: Creating a Single Market for the Fertilising Products that Farmers Need”, has been positive with many of EBIC's key messages replayed in the coverage.

May 13, 2016
by Lili Chatzikonstantinou
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EBIC Comments on the Draft EU Regulation on Fertilising Products

In March 2016, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposal for a regulation on several families of “fertilising products”, including biostimulants. In its announcement of the proposal, the Commission expressed its ambition for the regulation to “create new market opportunities for innovative companies while at the same time reducing waste, energy consumption and environmental damage.”